Cash Registers: 5 Fast Facts

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Fact #1. A cash register is a mechanical or electronic device for recording and calculating business transactions. It is typically attached to a money drawer for convenient cash storage, and to a printer for quick receipt creation. This ensures that both you and your customers have a record of every purchase.
Fact #2. Many businesses today leverage computers with point of sale software. These are capable of reading scales and product bar codes. They can also allow the customer to use a touchscreen interface to complete a transaction. This happens in conjunction with a cash register in many cases.
Fact #3. Many electronic cash registers feature a No Sale key. It's primary function is to open the cash drawer, print a receipt, and maintain a record that the drawer was opened. For additional security, many require the use of a numeric password or a physical key to open the cash drawer itself. This limits the number of potential staff having access to a day's cash profits and prevents theft.
Fact #4. These receipts maintain a record of the agent or owner's consent to open the drawer in the first place. No-sale receipts make it possible to track cash register activity at a given time. They often record the name of the cashier logged into the point-of-sale system at the time the drawer was opened.
Fact #5. The first working mechanical cash register came to be after the American Civil War. The patent was filed in 1883 in Dayton, Ohio by the owners of a saloon. This first machine was originally referred to as Ritty's Incorruptible Cashier. Its main reason for use was to prevent employee embezzlement. The machine used metal taps with pressed-in denominations to represent the amount of a particular sale. is not the owner of this text/video/image/photo content, the real source of content is and user declared in this page publication as user, if you have any question about video removal, what was shared by open community, please contact directly or report bad/not working video links directly to video owner on Removed video from will also be removed from here.